English backsword / mortuary sword

Early 17th century English single-edged backsword - of a style commonly referred to as mortuary hilt, but there's not a whole lot of good reason for that except tradition. New for 2022 by Cold Steel, this is also my new favorite backsword - the fit and finish are fine, and the basket is roomy enough for large-hand (plus leather glove!) comfort. The blade is 1055, mildly patinated/antiqued and sharp as heck. If you're a basket hilt fan, this is one of the best functional sharps in it's price range.

length: 38 1/2"
blade: 32"
blade width: 1 1/2" at guard
blade width: 7/8" at 2" from tip
basket: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 5"
interior grip length: 5"
same and wire wrap: 4 1/2"
balance point: 4"
weight (sword): 2 lb 10.0 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 3 lb 0.0 oz

Price: $270

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